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FIM News: the Microsoft Hybrid identity management (#FIM2010)

Today Andreas Kjellman presented an updated FIM roadmap on the FIM Team User group.
Register and keep an eye on http://thefimteam.com/fim-team-user-group/, as the recording will be published shortly.

Also just a few days ago the new Hybrid Identity website went live (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/solutions/identity-management.aspx).

The updated website contains the Hybrid Identity White Paper (http://aka.ms/hybrididentitywp)

Microsoft’s approach to identity spans on-premises and the cloud, creating a single user identity for authentication and authorization to all resources, regardless of location.
Also check the Hybrid Identity Datasheet (http://aka.ms/hybrididentityds)

There is a new product “AADSync” to make onboarding to AAD and Office 365 for multi-forest a lot easier. It will also support advanced DirSync scenarios. It is building on FIM2010R2 and DirSync.

The preview is available on Connect. (http://connect.microsoft.com/directory).

Documentation can be found at: http://www.aadsync.com/

There will be more information later in the year about Preview programs and deeper technical information.

There is more news to come, just keep an eye on the Server & Cloud Blog (http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/)

Also note that the new AADSync tool is referred as Microsoft Azure Active Directory Sync Services (AADSync), as Windows Azure is rebranded to Microsoft Azure

FIM 2010 R2 Beta is live on MS Connect – FIM 2010 R2 Community Evaluation Program (CEP)

The Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 Community Evaluation Program has been launched.

It allows you to evaluate the pre-release version of Microsoft® Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2. The

Members of this program are able to evaluate the Beta version of Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2.

This Beta focuses on the new and improved features included in the FIM R2 release.

  • Reporting
  • Web-based Self-Service Password Reset
  • Improved performance for the initial load of the FIM database
  • Scale and load performance improvements
  • Outlook® 2010 support for the FIM add-ins and extensions
  • SharePoint® 2010 support
  • Improved troubleshooting support.

You can download the installation bits & bytes from the Connect site by

1. Clicking on this link: https://connect.microsoft.com/site433/SelfNomination.aspx?ProgramID=6639&pageType=1

OR

2. Logging into Connect

    The download includes the R2 docs and langpacks.

The documents will be published on Technet shortly.

 

You’ll notice that the download section not only contains the beta software.

There is more…

The program hosts a series off online sessions on different CEP topics
2-Aug-‘11 : CEP Kick-off, FIM 2010 R2 Intro – What’s New
16-Aug-‘11: Reporting
30-Aug-‘11: Web-based Password Reset
13-Sep-‘11: Performance Improvements
27-Sep-‘11: Outlook 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Support
11-Oct-‘11: Troubleshooting Improvements
25-Oct-‘11: Wrap-up and Customer Success Stories

Time to get started!

Technet Live Meeting 2011-02-24: Identity Management in the Cloud

Source: http://be-id.blogspot.com/2011/02/identity-management-in-cloud.html

Next Thursday (February 24th, 2011), Paul Loonen will be presenting a TechNet Live Meeting in Belgium on how to extend your Enterprise Identity to the Cloud,  focussing on what Microsoft has to offer. Topics include Active Directory, Windows Azure ACS and Forefront Identity Manager 2010.

Register here for the Dutch language session and here for French language session,

To get your copy of the presentation, please check at Paul’s blog after the 24th!